Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today in history: April 8

Posting this a little early to make sure it gets posted:

1950: Capitals beat Cleveland 6-2 in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals behind a hat trick from Pat Lundy and three assists from Al Dewsbury. Terry Sawchuk makes 37 saves. The Caps score four times in the third to break a 2-2 tie. The Capitals would sweep the favored Barons to win their second Calder Cup in team history. 

Gordon "Moose" Sherritt. Defenseman for the Capitals from 1942-45, playing in more than 100 games and scoring five goals. He also amassed 191 PIMs in that time as one of the team's enforcers. He also played eight game for the Red Wings in 1943-44. He was born in Oakville, Manitoba in 1919, and died on March 12, 2005. An ice center in Monticello, MN -- where he settled after playing hockey -- is named for him.
Randy Wyrozub. Center who played 55 games and totaled 11 goals and 14 assists to help the Racers win the 1976 WHA Eastern Division championship. He played 155 games in the WHA & NHL for the Racers and Buffalo Sabres. Born in Lacombe, Alberta in 1950.
Bruce Rendall. Winger who played 15 games and scored two goals for the Ice's inaugural 1988-89 team. Born 1967 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


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